What’s On

The Independent Living Centre offers a range of training and events aimed at providing information and education to a range of groups in the health, education, community and disability sectors.  Some events are aimed at clients, family members and carers, through to sessions for health professionals, educators and service providers. Workshops are delivered by different teams within the organisation, based on their teams skills and expertise.

Assistive Equipment Services,  ILC Tech and OTDA all offer a unique service making regular visits to rural and remote areas of Western Australia. You can view their upcoming trips here.

Quick links to our monthly calendars: September, October and November.

Nedlands 'Drop By' times
ILC-17ILC 'Drop By' times (Assistive Equipment Services)
Drop in to view the thousands of products on display at the ILC Equipment Display Centre. No appointments are necessary and therapists will be available to offer assistance during the times below.

When: Every Wednesday and Friday between 10.00am and 1.00pm
Where: ILC Nedlands Head Office, The Niche, 11 Aberdare Road, Nedlands
Cost: Free with parking available on site

Please note: Some complex technology and equipment items are not suitable for viewing during our ‘Drop By’ times. You may be required to make an appointment to get advice about these items. ILC Tech staff are unavailable during ‘Drop By’ times. We know that your time is valuable. It is therefore recommended that you contact the ILC on 9381 0600 prior to visiting us to see if an appointment is necessary for the equipment or technology you would like to view. This will ensure that you get the assistance you require when you come in.
View further information about ILC Assistive Equipment Services


What's On at the Independent Living Centre WA in September
ILC OT with young student using AACPragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display (PODD) 5 Day Advanced Course
By College Row School & Independent Living Centre WA

This intensive advanced PODD workshop is for people who have completed a two day PODD Introductory workshop and are now seeking to further develop their knowledge and skill. NOTE: Completion of an advanced PODD course is a pre requisite for people who are interested in applying for certification as a PODD presenter in the future. This course aims to build on current knowledge and fluency using PODD communication books for individuals who have begun to implement these strategies with students. Focus will be on building fluency, refining observational assessment and implementation planning skills, and strategies for training communication partners. The course will also provide opportunities for problem‐solving more complex challenges. Content will include case studies from participants.

Target audience: The advanced PODD workshop is for people who have completed a two day PODD Introductory workshop and are now seeking to further develop their knowledge and skill. For example Speech Pathologists, Teachers, Education assistants, Parent / carers and Support workers.

When: Monday 25th September until Friday 29th September. 8:30am - 4:30pm.
Where: Conference Room 3, School of Special Education Needs, 33 Giles Avenue, Padbury.
Cost: $1,300.00

Eventbrite - Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display (PODD) 5 Day Advanced Course


ILC OT with young man with disability looking at an ipad with his father seated beside himVideo Conference: Assistive Technology and Equipment

**Please note: this session is aimed at Allied Health Professionals within WACHS, who have access to the WACHS videoconferencing network. Dial in details will be sent one week prior via email to the person who has registered for each site. Feel free to invite mulitple attendees to your site- you only need to register once per site.**

Are you interested in learning about the latest assistive technologies to help your clients be more independent? This workshop aims to provide student and new graduate Occupational Therapists with an overview of assistive equipment and technologies (AT) available. The areas of focus are Paediatrics, Transfer and lifting aids, pressure care, and toileting equipment.

Target Audience: Occupational therapists who are interested in assistive technology.
When: Wednesday 27th September, from 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Cost: Free
Contact: Nicole De Faria
Email nicole.defaria@ilc.com.au
Phone 93810600

Maximum 10 registrations available (multiple people can attend per registration/site)

Eventbrite - VIDEO CONFERENCE: Assistive Technology and Equipment


DETC imageDementia Education and Training for Carers
The Respite and Carelink Centre aims to improve the quality of life for people living with dementia by supporting their carers. One way we achieve this is through running Dementia Education and Training sessions for carers. We hold regular sessions to enhance carer skills and connecting our carers to key information about dementia.

10.30am: Dementia Friendly Environment
Sheila Lapping from Alzheimers Association will discuss how the person with dementia perceives their environment and what can we do to reduce confusion and enhance wellbeing.

11.30am: Advocare
A representative from Advocare will discuss the assistance they can provide when you are unhappy with the healthcare services you receive and What is Elder Abuse?

When: Thursday 28th September 2017 from 10:30am – 12:30pm.
Where: Currambine Community Centre, 64 Delamere Avenue, Currambine WA 6028
Cost: Free

Eventbrite - Dementia Education and Training for Carers
What's On at the Independent Living Centre WA in October
The words ATChat circled several times with a black penAT Chat Launch Party
Join us as we launch AT Chat, a new collaboration with the Independent Living Centre of WA created by people with disabilities for people with disabilities to establish a community of assistive technology users sharing valuable insights, knowledge and experiences about the topic of AT.

Celebrate with us and enjoy special musical performances by AT Users, showcase speeches and an exhibition of AT in action. Wines, boutique beers, food are all provided free, and there will even be the chance to win one of 3 iPads on the night.

When: Friday 13th October, 4:30-8pm
Where: Claisebrook Design Community, 25 Gladstone St, Perth
Cost: Free
Accessibility: AUSLAN interpreter present on night, accessible toilets

Eventbrite - AT Chat Launch Party
What's On at the Independent Living Centre WA in November
Kitchen Image square shapeFundamentals of Assistive Technology workshop
This workshop covers the fundamental skills and knowledge for good AT practice for support staff to make safe decisions. The key concepts in the AT process will be explored as well as how to facilitate a good AT journey for your clients. In addition to this, the practical activities will give participants hands-on experience with equipment for daily living, and utilising good resources of AT information.
Assistive Technologies are one of the key strategies under the NDIS and My Aged Care reforms to support wellness, reablement and participation for clients with disabilities and aged care needs.

Target audience: This workshop is essential for support workers, support coordinators, nursing staff, RAS assessors, local coordinators and planners, activity officers, residential care staff, allied health staff who are new to AT, therapy assistants, pharmacy assistants and suppliers and retail staff.

When: Monday 13th November from 8:30 - 12:30pm
Where: Independent Living Centre, Training room, The Niche Suite A, 11 Aberdare Road, Nedlands
Cost: $140

Eventbrite - Fundamentals of Assistive Technology - Enabling frontline staff to understand consumers' AT needs
Home Modifications imageAdvanced Home Modifications workshop
At the Advanced Home Modifications workshop, you will be provided with information on the rights of a private home owner when modifying their own home, an understanding of common barriers in the home, and the range of home modification solutions and information on how to review products to determine their suitability for use in home modification practice. You will also practice reviewing a plan and redesigning a home using a case study and be enabled to resource information to enhance practice.

Target audience: The target audience for the workshop includes occupational therapy practitioners and others.

When: Thursday 23rd November from 9am - 4:30pm
Where: Independent Living Centre, Training room, The Niche Suite A, 11 Aberdare Road, Nedlands
Cost: Early bird - $300 Standard - $350

Eventbrite - Advanced Home Modifications workshop


kelly_home_ot_bathroomHome Modifications for People with Dementia workshop
At the Home Modifications for People with Dementia workshop you will learn about the broad principles for evaluating product and design requirements, barriers and design solutions and resources to assist clinical practice including information from overseas settings, to inform Australia practice.You will also have an opportunity to discuss and problem solve case scenarios from your own work setting.

Target audience: The target audience for the workshop includes occupational therapy practitioners, people working in the building industry, and others.

When: Friday 24th November from 9am - 4:30pm
Where: Independent Living Centre, Training room, The Niche Suite A, 11 Aberdare Road, Nedlands
Cost: Early bird - $300 Standard - $350

Eventbrite - Home Modifications for People with Dementia workshop
ILC Regional events and activities
AES Country Services visit to the Pilbara Kimberley Region

See our Occupational Therapist, Lauren Farrell from the AES Country Services Team who will be visiting the Pilbara Kimberley Region to provide information, advice and have a range of equipment on display at a variety of local events. Some individual appointments may also be available on request.

When: Early October, TBC 2017

Where: TBC
More information available here
ILC OT Amanda standing next to Josephine who is sitting on a Monarch Tesla scooter at the Balingup Small Farm Field DayAES Country Services visit to the Goldfields Region

See our Occupational Therapist, Amanda Hudson from the AES Country Services Team who will be visiting the Goldfields Region to provide information, advice and have a range of equipment on display at a variety of local events. Some individual appointments may also be available on request.

When: 16th - 21st October 2017

Where: Esperance TBC
More information available here
IMG_1810AES Country Services visit to the Great Southern Region

See our Occupational Therapist, Nicole De Faria from the AES Country Services Team who will be visiting the Great Southern Region to provide information, advice and have a range of equipment on display at a variety of local events. Some individual appointments may also be available on request.

When: 6th - 11th November 2017

Where: Albany Show and surrounding towns
More information available here
rachels-display-at-the-mingenew-showAES Country Services visit to the Southwest Region

See our Occupational Therapist, Nicole De Faria from the AES Country Services Team who will be visiting the Southwest Region to provide information, advice and have a range of equipment on display at a variety of local events. Some individual appointments may also be available on request.

When: 12th - 17th November 2017

Where: Augusta Healthy Lifestyle Expo and surrounding towns
More information available here